Saturday, October 29, 2011
Hella fun day. I raced VTA and VTA oval today, plus some good practice with both F1 cars. More on that later. Today was all about the Oval. 15 cars showed up, and we all piled into one race. It was chaos, it was a mess, it was glorious and it was fun. I hope we get to do it again on a semi regular basis. Qualified 4th finished 10th. You make one mistake and you go a lap down. 14 people on the track with you make sure you pay. I paid. I was alot faster than 10th. I wish I could have gotten video, but alas....I failed. Any way heres a pic before the main.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
I went to mikes early afternoon today. Left Mclaren at home so I would be forced to play with The Mutant more. Worked. Ran a few laps and was still loose in the rear and just all around nervous on the straights. Put associated .024s in the front and laid the rear shock down about 4mm to almost level. The Mutant is better than the Mclaren right now.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Holy Jesus I got to run oval today after 19 years. VTA oval on the new and improved oval at Mikes. I will admit I was part of the vocal minority that wanted an oval at Mikes, others showed interest right up until we actually got said oval. Then......nothing. Well today it changed, 4 VTA guys and 2 Sprint cars ( FN BADASS). I won first heat, think I got 2nd in 2nd but dont care, we were nose to tail for 3 of the 4 minutes, swapping the lead and some paint. You cant get that kind of racing everyday, especially on a road course. So yeah, I enjoyed the hell out of it. And I hope to continue it. F1 cars worked well today, even the Mutant was ok with the new kicks. Once a groove gets down on the new layout it will be better. The F109 was golden on the oval once I got some heat in the tires. Right up until I bumped the inside rail and sent my left rear flying and my car tumbling. Oh well, one replacement rear hub on the way soon. Wish there was some video of the VTA races, Id like to see it.
Monday, October 17, 2011
4 of us ran in VTA, I got second to AWD. Hes just about unbeatable so I will take 2nd any time! VTA ran well, I drove better than normal. I think the VRC Pro is really helping my driving. I get a lot of practice online now. My F109 ran pretty good too, the switch to Pit Shimizu F3 soft compund in the front really made it a new car, the mediums in the front just didn't have the bite. Very drive-able, pretty fast. The F109K4 project is going OK. Got the right tires today, same compound as on the F109 standard, so there will be some severe track time tomorrow to wring it out some and get it going right. If not, I ll cut my losses and go back to the wide front end. But I think it will be fine. Looking forward to some open track. But hoping some of these oval guys that said they were interested in running an oval show up. Pretty Ri-GD-diculous to have that nice oval go to waste after the trouble Mike went to to build the damn thing. He made the lanes wider, it looks fast. Will find out tomorrow. Ill never mention an oval track at Mikes again. Sorry asses.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Took the F109 K4 out for a run in the dark tonight just to check things out. All I can tell is that it goes, and that it tracks straight. Which is all I wanted to know. Still missing the dampener, but I should have that next weekend. Wont be near the carpet til then anyway. I also need a body and some rubber tires, and it will be ready to go. More details tomorrow. Maybe.